A clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology. Its undergraduate-level text is accessible also to school pupils studying for advanced exams, and to the general reader.
- more than 300 new entries
- dictionary-style definition at the beginning of each entry
- biographical entries on key figures in sociology and social theory, from Comte and Marx to Foucault and Habermas
- essential coverage of methodological terms and research techniques.